Marching band shop in Glasgow . Parent company established 1987 and now has showroom at the Glasgow premises in Dundas Street. We stock accessories such as belts, boots,hats, flute pouches, flags, flag poles and hackles.
Marching bands are part of the United Kingdom Culture and they can be seen at parades , large gatherings ,Competitions,Military parades such as the Edinburgh Festivals, Changing or the Guard and Mayday celebrations. In Northern Ireland and Scotland there is the large parades by the Orange order and many pipe bands with pipe band championships taking place in Scotland. In The United Kingdom , marching bands are mainly the flute bands, Pipe bands and brass bands. At marching band shop we cater for all these and supply kit to all of them.
Marching bands go way back in time and the military used instruments to signal the troops commands and orders. Historians say that the marching bands go back to the 13th century but it is known that the Egyptians and Romans used bands although different to what we would call a marching band.
Instruments & Traditions, Brass Bands.
A brass band is a band using brass instruments with a percussion mix. This is the tradition in the UK but other countries can have a mixture of other woodwind instruments. There is usually around 28 musicians in the band but can be much smaller.Most of the instruments are of a conical bore type, excluding the trombones. This gives the brass band in the UK its clear mellow sound.
Brass bands have traditions going back for years with great rivalry between bands, with competitions being held annually, these are from communities and industry based. Brass bands are not as popular as they once were and in the 1930's there were over 20,000 bands in the United Kingdom, although the exact number is not really known. Brass bands are still popular in northern towns in England and mostly came from the Mining communities.
Marching Band Shop.
You can see a wide variety of marching band supplies at our shop in Glasgow.
Contact us at ADVENTURE1, 38 DUNDAS STREET,GLASGOW,G1 2AQ TEL 0141 353 3788
Marching band shop in Glasgow selling supplies such as boots, hats,flagpoles, flags, parade belts, hackles and made to order supplies for all groups such as Scouts, military associations, Cadets veterans regiments, religous groups and orange marching bands.